Women's studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to topics concerning women, feminism, gender, and politics. It often includes feminist theory, women's history (e.g. a history of women's suffrage) and social history, women's fiction, women's health, and the feminist and gender studies-influenced practice of most of the humanities and social sciences.
Women's studies courses are available at many universities and colleges around the world. Many universities that offer degrees in Women's Studies offer classes in Gender Issues, Women and Religion, Female Sexuality, and Sex Crimes. Many also include with their program an option for gay/lesbian studies.
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